There was a big crowd at the National Squash Centre on arrival. Unfortunately, they were there for the football: not the squash. It was their loss as they missed an enthralling encounter with the City of Manchester. Nat Fairhurst and Andy Whipp were first on court. Nat had a fairly easy victory over Callum High in 3 games. The roles were reversed on the show court when Andy was comfortably beaten by Josh Taylor - Andy's mobility still being an issue. Next on the outer court was Rob Taylor who lost the first two games to Carlton Oldham on a rather slippery court. Meanwhile the big guns were out on the show court. Wan Adnan came up against Chris Simpson ranked 36 in the World to Wan's 29th. Again first blood to the home side. The Wan drew level at 1-1 before dropping the 3rd. At this stage, it looked as if the team could lose its first match in over a season.
Then Rob pulled two back and Wan drew level again. Rob won the last allowing the focus to swing to the top match, and what a match it was. Squash of the highest quality with both players going for it and feeling it! It was pretty level pegging through the 5th but Wan played some big shots to win the game 11-8 and win the match. Adam Taylor was next on court playing Ben Sockett. Adam showed his class again and so Warrington finally won the tie 4-1. Without knowing, you could easily think it was a straightforward victory - far from it.
Elsewhere in the League, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th team all lost their respective matches. Ameel Talib fought back from 2-0 down to take his first win in Division 1 at 3rd string in the 2nd team. There were match wins for 5th, 6th and 8th teams but not the 7th.